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Metallic Taste after Descaling and Steam Wand won't work

We have had our Delonghi for only 5-6 months before we figured it was time to descale it (we live in AZ with very hard water). After the descaling, though, espressos would taste extremely acidic and borderline undrinkable even after 10+ rinsethroughs. We even tried to use household vinegar to rinse through the machine, and while that provided a less intense acidic taste, it still does not taste the same as it did before. does anyone have any suggestions about how to fix this issue and get our machine to making high quality tasting espressos again?

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Use bottled water

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I read the manuel and was taking the wrong part off to steam. oops

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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I had this problem too. The instruction manual says to turn the steam knob only half way counter-clockwise after pressing the button for 5 seconds, but you need to turn it ALL the way to have the procedure start (at least, that was the solution with my machine). Good luck!

Posted on Jul 08, 2010

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100ml of descaler per tank of water. then they say 1 rinse, but I have to rinse 5 times to not taste the descaler anymore.

Posted on Jul 22, 2010

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Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

run some more fresh water thru the unit

I tried to help you. Please help me and Rate/Vote on my response, thanks and good luck

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I need help understanding how to descale delonghi expresso machine


hi Kathy.
see if this helps you out.
For machines without an automatic descaling cycle:
  1. Dissolve the descaling agent into a full reservoir.
  2. Pull the solution into your boiler by running about a cup of water out of your steam wand. ...
  3. Turn off the machine and let sit for 20 minutes. ...
  4. After 20 minutes, run about 1/2 of the reservoir out of the steam wand.
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or try this link.
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You should descale the machine, as you may have a blockage in the steam tap.
When descaling make sure that the descaled water goes through the steam wand as well as the group. JURA descaling tablets

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I have a Magnifica. The descale red flashing light won't reset after going through the descaling procceedure.


I have the same problem with my Delonghi Magnifica, so maybe there is a glitch in the machine..

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I am looking for a manual to de-calc and clean in Saeco Vienna superautomatica sup 018


Descaling Saeco Automatic espresso machines SAECO VIENNA SUPERAUTOMATIC MACHINES:
SAECO VIENNA DIGITAL - MANUAL DESCALE PROGRAM
1. Fill the water tank with the Saeco descaling solution. (1 bottle of Saeco descaling solution to one full tank of water.)
2. Turn on the machine. Run approximately 1 cup through the steam wand by turning open the hot water steam valve). Turn machine off and let sit for 5 minutes.
4. Repeat this procedure until the water tank is empty. Then rinse water tank thoroughly and flush the machine by running two tanks of clear water through the steam wand.
5. To clear the "Decalcify" message on the Digital model, press the MENU/OK key to go into programming mode. Scroll up or down to select the "Signal.Descal" function. Press MENU/OK. Next, the messages " Quantity Water Not Reached" and "Left Quantity" will flash. Press MENU/OK again - the message "Reset Descaling Program - Yes" will appear. Press MENU/OK again. The Descale meter is now cleared.
SAECO VIENNA DIGITAL - AUTOMATIC DESCALE PROGRAM
1. Press the MENU/OK key to go into programming mode. Scroll up or down to select the "Descaling" function . Press MENU/OK key. Place a large container under the hot water/steam nozzle. Fill the water tank with Saeco descaling solution. (1 bottle of Saeco descaling solution to one full tank of water. Refer to the instructions on the bottle).
2. Then completely open the hot water/steam rotary valve/knob. The pump starts and the descaling program begins. During this phase the pump runs at intervals and the message "Machine is Descaling" is displayed. The complete program takes about 40 minutes. Do not add any water to the tank during this phase. When the message "Descaling Finished" appears, close the hot water/steam valve. The message "Rinse Machine" will appear.
4. Remove and rinse water tank thoroughly, fill with fresh water and replace on machine. Empty the container under the hot water/steam nozzle and replace. Flush the machine by running the tank of clear water through the hot water/steam wand until the message "Rinsing Finished" appears. Exit the Programming mode by pressing "MENU/OK" Refill the water tank with fresh water.
5. To clear the "Decalcify" message on the Digital model, press the MENU/OK key to go into programming mode. Scroll up or down to select the "Signal.Descal" function. Press MENU/OK. Next, the messages " Quantity Water Not Reached" and "Left Quantity" will flash. Press MENU/OK again - the message "Reset Descaling Program - Yes" will appear. Press MENU/OK again. The Descale meter is now cleared.
Descaling Single Boiler Home espresso machines (HOME SINGLE BOILER ESPRESSO MACHINES)


Approximately every 3 months (depending on your use and the water hardness), clean the machine with natural citric acid based decalcifying agent.
1. Add a descaling solution into the water reservoir. Mix thoroughly to dissolve (use warm water for better results).
2. Remove the filter holder and place a cup under the group head and another cup, or other container, under the steam wand to catch cleaning solution.
3. Turn espresso machine on, turn coffee pump on and run approximately 8 oz. of solution through the brew head. Turn machine off and let the machine sit for 15 minutes.
4.Run approximately 8 oz. through the steam wand, and again, turn machine off and let sit for 15 minutes.
Repeat by allowing solution to run alternately through the steam wand and brew head. Turn espresso machine off after each cycle. Repeat process until solution has been run through.
5. Do not leave espresso machine on. Do not wait for the ready light to come on. Do not use the steam switch during this process. Do not allow reservoir to run empty!
6. Rinse reservoir thoroughly with fresh water. Refill reservoir with fresh water. Run half a tank of fresh water through group head, alternating between group head and steam wand.


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Why won't machine steam or froth milk?


Probably the steam outlet tube from the boiler is blocked with the calcium bits which doesn't dissolved completely. Put descaling solution in water tank and do hot water and steam alternatively.(hot descaling).Make sure you put a jug of water to catch the steam( gas) in the steam wand After doing for about 5 mins, do the normal descaling and rinsing. Hope it helps. If not.......you may have to open the machine and removed the blockage physically.

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100ml of descaler per tank of water. then they say 1 rinse, but I have to rinse 5 times to not taste the descaler anymore.

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I have a solis 5000 coffee maker and would like to descale. the users manual says never use vinegar as it will harn the machine. It recomends a product called SOLIPOL, is there another product that you...


Hi
Starbucks used to carry a descaling product for their machines. Yes don't use vinegar because it is only 5% before you dilute it. It also leaves a taste for about 2 weeks that will affect the taste of your coffee. You can use Citric acid. 1 tablespoon per 32 oz of water. Use at least 2 table spoons. Dissolve the descaling solution so there are no crystals left. Now.
Turn the machine off and then push and hold the 2 buttons at the same time. While holding them down, turn the machine on.
Release the buttons and turn the dial counter clockwise till it stops.
This will keep the machine from heating.
If you push the steam button the pump will activate.
Open the steam knob. Run 8 oz through the wand and rekease the button. Let it set for 10 minutes, then open the knob again. Repeat until the tank is empty. Rinse with a whole tank of fresh water and your done.
If you have the Digital there is a program in the menu for descaling. There is also a program for resetting the descal mode so it will tell you the next time it need to be done. Chose yes and push the enter button. Also change your water hardness to 4. Descale more often than not enough.

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Coffee tastes very acidic


Hi kdimof,
I realize you posted this problem over a year ago, but I was curious to see if you were ever able to resolve this problem, or find the exact cause.
I have the same issue you describe. I descaled my Lattissima for the first time using the Nespresso descaling solution. And now, two months later, I cannot remove the chemical smell/taste of the descaling solution. I've run numerous descaling cycles with just water (as per Nespresso's customer service advice), with no success. I was forced to accept a refurbished machine (even though my Lattissima was only 3 months old). The refurbished machine is currently on the way. We'll see if I have the same issue when I descale this one.
Thanks, Redfran

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